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R. G. Usher Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WUA-03-wua00179

This collection contains some manuscripts and publications by R.G. Usher as well as newclippings, reviews, and correspondence relating to his writings.

The scrapbook documents the initial reception of his book A Critical Study of the Historical Method of Samuel Rawson Gardiner, 1915.  The material is arranged alphabetically by subject.


  • Creation: 1905-1919


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Conditions Governing Use

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Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

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0.25 linear feet

1 boxes

Biographical or Historical Information

R. G. Usher was born in Lynn, Massachusetts.  In 1898 he entered Harvard University where he studied history with the ambition of later teaching and writing about that subject.  Usher did his post-graduate work at Cambridge, focusing on English and French history in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.  Later, he was a history professor at Washington University for over forty years.  His principle field was seventeenth century English political history.  His book A Critical Study of the Historical Method of Samuel Rawson Gardiner was published in 1915.

Method of Acquisition

This material was donated to the University Archives by David Konig and James Robertson from the Washington University History Department in April 1989.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Pabarcus in June 2006.

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Revision Statements

  • 2020 October 27: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

Sonya Rooney
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495